Ice fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in winter. For that the ice field and long winter of the Bothnian Bay provide great opportunities.
You can even ice fish on the shore of the Inner Old Harbour in the vicinity of the city center! There’s no need for licences since this pastime is regarded as an everyman’s right similarly to berry picking, excluding special fishing destinations. You only need an ice fishing rod, ice drill and warm clothes – warm beverage on ice is already extra.
Safari companies provide excursions on which the participants get to experience hauling in the nets from under the ice.